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best known ; this is the animal known as the Hartebeest. Th<
Bontebok and Blesbbok belong to a closely-allied genus, Dumaliscus
distinguished mainly by the fact that the bony base of the horr
cores is not extended upwards, and therefore the parietal bones
are visible when the skull is viewed from in front^ which is no1
the case in JBabdlis.

The   Gnus, Oonnochaetes^ are  familiar  owing   to  their curious
aspect.      The hairy £if*e  and r*imp ami tail  likt   those of a  ponj

160. — Brindled Gnu.     Connocha,etes taurinw*     x

are highly characteristic. The horns are bovine in appearance,
standing outwards and then curving upwards.1 There are three
species of Gnu, all from South Africa. They are C. gnu, O. iaurinus,
and G. albogulatus.
Of the CephalopMne section there are two genera : —
CephcdopJius is an African genus. These animals are known
as I>uikerboks ; they are small, and have short non- curved
horns in the male sex only. Their general aspect is not un-
like that of certain Deer with simple horns, such as Cetrmdim*
Messra Sclater and Thomas allow thirty -eight species. Th©
1 They are straight in the